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You are here: > News > March 14, 2012

Johan Open Sourcing His Solid State Free Energy Charger

Johannesburg inventor, Johan, is working with us at PES Network, Inc. to open source a circuit design that enables a battery to be recharged from ambient energy from the surroundings.

My daughter, Hailee, in an electric Jeep toy similar to the one Johan's daughter was riding, but that one was said to be recharged by free energy.

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

In November of 2009 we published a story with description:

"A South African experimenter has modified an electrolysis circuit developed by Bob Boyce so that now it recharges his daughter's electric vehicle riding toy. What makes this remarkable is that the energy is not drawn from the wall but from the environment somehow. He's done this around 35 times now and knows of three replications of the same effect by others."

Back then, he was going by his YouTube username: watkykjy1; but now he's okay with letting his name and intentions be known.

Johan wants to open source a version of this technology that doesn't impinge on Bob Boyce's circuit.

Johan had obtained one of Bob's hex controllers for electrolysis. But Johan got the idea of using it instead to recharge a battery, and it worked, with some modifications and programming. Here's a photo he sent me of his present set up:

Two years ago when we ran this story, we launched a private discussion group with the expectation that Bob would share his knowledge and permission with that group to replicate and improve on the phenomenon Johan had developed. But Bob never followed through on that, and the group has been dormant.

Also, Johan had some tough family issues come up that preoccupied him until recently; so the entire project has basically lain dormant, with no additional replications that we know of.

I was able to meet Johan in person this past February 11 when I visited the South African Fuel Free Generator in Johannesburg (which is immersed in alpha testing, by the way, and making progress). He was one of three people who joined the PES contingent to observe that technology. He's a very intelligent and likeable person that I've been communicating with occasionally, ever since we ran that story about his accomplishment two+ years ago.

For him, watching the S. African generator made total sense and was completely consistent with what he personally had done many times, though his was solid state and not nearly as much power. For me, looking at a circuit is like looking at a foreign language. I recognize some of the symbols and can make out some of the words, but I don't know what it is saying without a translation.

Motivated by what he saw that day, Johan told me that despite how busy he was in his job, he was going to have to pull his stuff out of boxes and start working on it again.

Then, this past Monday night, Johan sent me a private video he had shot with his phone, to test out its image quality, not with the intention of filming a convincing demonstration. He showed a battery being drained as it ran a window wiper motor, but when he connected up his circuit, the voltage on the battery began climbing as the battery was being recharged, in part from the back EMF from the motor, even though nothing else was hooked up to the circuit. The rotation speed of the motor can also be heard increasing proportional to the increasing voltage of the battery, as well as the increase in frequency that he was playing with at the time. His circuit enabled the battery to power the motor, even as the circuit recharged the battery from ambient energy from the environment somehow, with no plug.

That's pretty incredible.

I don't have to tell you to imagine that scaled up, the batteries in your electric vehicle would INCREASE in charge as you drive down the road, rather than DECREASE. Of course, for it to be practical, you'd need a way to stop the charging process at a certain point so that the batteries wouldn't explode from being overcharged, but that's just a simple control circuit issue.

As for those who might be wondering if this effect is coming at the cost of the battery being damaged, Johan told me that this is the same battery he was using two years ago for his girl's electric vehicle toy. He said:

"The battery I used in that little video is the exact same battery as I've used for my daughter's play toy, charging, discharging, etc., etc... and even after draining it, it still accepts a charge and keeps it as well. So in my experiments thus far, I am not harming the battery after continuous use."

I should also add that Johan is not working alone. He interfaces with a number of talented researchers around the world who are able to do the same kind of things he is doing, and who could carry on his work.

Roll-out Plan

Please be patient as this emerges.

Johan has a very demanding day job as a Technical Architect that he has to keep satisfied in order to make two mortgages, etc. He doesn't have much spare time or funds.

Though he would like to be able to work on this stuff full-time; until it takes off, he is under the necessity of keeping his day job (which he likes, but he likes this stuff much better).

He is of the view, as I am, that open sourcing can be a great way to get the technology out rapidly to a large number of people who can start up cottage industries in towns all over the world, deploying the technology, creating jobs, making distributed energy available to the people, almost overnight; while benefitting financially from all the people who will do the right thing in paying a royalty for any commercial ventures that arise from the distribution of these plans. 

Johan is teaming up with us at PES Network, Inc. to help him with the administration of this open source project. Donations and royalty payments (5% royalty recommended for all commercial ventures, including plans, kits, finished units, licensing, etc.) should be directed to PES, and we will disperse the funds according to our agreement with Johan and others working on the project. At first, Johan will be receiving 80% of the revenue. As the project proceeds and succeeds, with more people being involved in helping out, that ratio will probably be adjusted.

For those among you who are not familiar with the notion of open sourcing a free energy technology, I invite you to review our introductory documents at . They describe the rationale behind it, the various revenue centers that can provide income to the inventor and those working with him.

The sooner we can help Johan refine this technology "to the point that basically anyone smart enough to change a light bulb can built it," as Johan envisions, the sooner we can help the earth along with so many others who will be able to make a living in the various facets involved in rolling this out to the planet.

Here is how we envision this happening:

  • Step 1: Johan will produce a clear video(s) and have local witnesses attest to the function of his presently-working design based on Bob Boyce's model. This one is not the one that will be open sourced, but illustrates what is possible.
  • Step 2: Johan will come up with a way to use off-the-shelf components in the place of Bob Boyce's circuit; and this will be posted openly for others to replicate and begin open sourcing. He is quite sure he already knows how to do this. He just needs the time and money to do it. This step might take about a month and cost possibly around $5k USD.
  • Step 3: Johan will scale up the solid state technology to work in the low kilowatt range. This will take maybe a couple of months and will cost around $17k USD.
  • Step 4: The world will no longer be like it is now. The peaceful free energy revolution will have gone viral.

I told Johan that I would like to see him able to do this full time in 3 months from now, though it would be wonderful if he could do so much sooner.

If you would like to support this project, the donation button is posted below. 

We are also in discussions with North Point Charity to have a page where people can make tax-free donations to Johan's open source project; though that is not an automatic pass-through scenario, in order to be compliant with the regulations regarding 501(c)3 organizations. The board of directors of North Point will ultimately decide how the donated funds are disbursed. They could be invested in another project, such as John Searl's generator project, for example.

I hope you will help us send a signal to Johan that his intent to open source this design is appreciated, by helping us raise $5k for Step 2 within a week.

I realize that some of you may feel like our last donation run, enabling me to go to Johannesburg, hasn't met its goal yet. But I should tell you that in my opinion, things are on course there. I've been promised one of the first 200 units once the alpha testing has been completed (not sure how long that will take, though).

Johan told me Monday:

"As soon as I get some donations, I would order some new silver wire, and then modify the current toroid I have (remember I am still using the toroid for hydrogen generation) so I would adapt it explicitly for power generation, and then test it to make sure it works as planned and then make a video... I would assume (depending on shipping speed, etc.) [that will be finished] about a month after the fist donation(s)....

"As soon as I have some money to spend on it, I am sure that I should be able to use off-the-shelf circuitry and just program it right...."

For you skeptics who don't believe such a phenomenon as is reported here is possible, and that this is probably a scam to bring in some bucks, bear in mind that Johan has a good job and doesn't need the income. He is doing fine. His desire to pursue this is based on a desire to help the planet in a major way.

We're building a project page at PESWiki as a home page for this project, where we'll post updates, plans, instructions, FAQ, forum links, replications, data, theory, videos, news links, etc. We've also created an email discussion list for those who want to be involved in the open source discussion.

Donate to this project
(NOT tax-free)

Other ways of sending funds can be found at 
Tally: $4621
As of August 13, 2012

I would personally like to thank Johan for having the courage to pursue this.

Johan can be reached by email at 

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews and Examiner.

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    Child Rides EV Toy on Boyce Free Energy! - A South African experimenter has modified an electrolysis circuit developed by Bob Boyce so that now it recharges his daughter's electric vehicle riding toy. What makes this remarkable is that the energy is not drawn from the wall but from the environment somehow. He's done this around 35 times now and knows of three replications of the effect by others. (PESN; Nov. 12, 2009) (Comment)

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Page composed by Sterling D. Allan
Last updated September 04, 2012 




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